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The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
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Mar 07, 2012

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bookshelves: supernatural, chick-lit
Read in March, 2012

A breezy read, but seriously, do women really need to get rescued from controlling mothers all the time? This is the second book I've read by this author, and both of them have a woman tied to a place for some inexplicable reason, and she needs a man to crowbar her out of her sheltered life. Seriously? Is that what they do in the South?

This is a lovely little magical realism story with a stranger showing up in a woman's closet and another woman who is followed by books all her life, like a magical librarian is watching over her. Entirely predicable (must have a happy ending) but well-written.

Can't recommend it to guys, unless they want to know what women secretly wish for, but it's fine for a slightly too-sweet southern fantasy.

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